premature contraction


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Related to premature contraction: premature atrial contraction, ventricular extrasystoles

ex·tra·sys·to·le

(eks'tră-sis'tō-lē),
A nonspecific word for an ectopic beat from any source in the heart.

premature contraction

Ectopic heartbeat, see there.
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BECAUSE OF PREMATURE CONTRACTIONS and bleeding, a woman underwent cesarean delivery by her ObGyns.
48 yrs) hospitalized for premature contractions in pregnancy.
Obstetric complications occurred during 26 pregnancies, and included premature contractions in 9, vaginal bleeding in 5, dyspnea in 5, and premature rupture of membranes in 4.
Premature contractions can also occur in the two upper chambers of the heart, the atria.
Among patients with premature contractions at 20 to 34 weeks, who were randomized to hydration or observation or a single subcutaneous dose of 0.
The amniotic fluid she couldn't swallow was puddling inside the womb, causing premature contractions.
Al-Saidi, who was seven months pregnant, was driven from room to room in panic before suffering premature contractions and delivering her stillborn son.
Physicians had prescribed magnesium sulfate either to prevent convulsions associated with the women's preeclampsia, a pregnancy-induced form of high blood pressure, or to stop premature contractions.
Intra breath under load (Time-flow/volume curves) Integrated SpO2 pulse oximeter Graphic display and analysis tool Flexible report printing Integrate functionality for resting and working ECG Automatic control of treadmill/exercise bike and blood pressure units through preset protocols Wireless transfer of ECG signals to PC via Bluetooth Protocol generator to tailor own step/ramp protocol Automatic detection of arrhythmias and premature contractions Automatic and manual recording of resting ECG Possibility to save events/ECG retrospectively during a self elected time during the test D.